News Articles and Montana BioScience Alliance Newsletters


Golden Helix
February 18, 2024

Golden Helix, Inc. announced that it has received the certification for ISO 13485:2016 from TÜV SÜD. ISO 13485:2016 is an international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS) for organizations involved in the design, development, production, and servicing of medical devices. It is specifically tailored to the medical device industry and is recognized globally as a benchmark for ensuring the quality and safety of medical devices.

Montana State University
February 12, 2024

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a Montana State University doctoral student a prestigious Graduate Partnership Program Fellowship. Through the fellowship, Jonathan Shikany, a second-year doctoral student in MSU’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering, will receive funding for tuition and living expenses as he completes his degree, as well as funding to cover research-related expenses.  

McLaughlin Research Institute
February 11, 2024

The grant money will launch the Center for Integrated Biomedical and Rural Health Research or CIB-RHR, expanding the research enterprise over the next five years, with the ultimate hope of bringing healthcare improvements to the state.

Sana Health and Lutroo Imaging emerged victorious among 70 competing startups and early-stage companies, securing the top honors at the inaugural American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) and MIT Hacking Medicine Innovation Challenge presented by Abbott. Their success grants them the coveted opportunity to collaborate with Michael Hooten, M.D., president of AAPM and professor of Anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic.

Montana Innovation Partnership
February 11, 2024

The Montana Innovation Partnership at Montana State University’s TechLink Center will host “Innovate Here,” a one-day virtual conference March 7 focused on key technology industries in Montana, such as bioscience, photonics and quantum technologies.  


It’s been 60 years since President Kennedy delivered his iconic moonshot speech, marking a goal for America to launch a man into space to step foot on the moon, and bring him back to Earth. On Sept. 12, President Biden gave a speech at the Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, outlining the progress on his own self-described moonshot: ending cancer.

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) offers early-stage funding opportunities to small businesses and researchers looking to commercialize innovative treatments or technologies to help people enjoy healthier lives as they age. The NIA Small Business Program is accepting applications for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding. Learn more about these open opportunities. The next deadline to apply is September 6, 2022. 

The federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs offer a lifeline to small medical technology companies that otherwise would not be able to secure the initial funding necessary for expensive research and development.

The House Appropriations Committee has approved its FY 2023 spending bill including a $2.5 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a $466 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and $2.75 billion for the Advanced Research Projects Agency on Health (ARPA-H). The bill increases current funding levels for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cancer screening and early detection programs and for the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, which provides funding for programs […]

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
July 2, 2022

Biomarker testing helps connect patients with the most effective treatments for their cancer – but not all patients are benefiting from the latest advances in cancer treatment. Learn how biomarker testing helps cancer patients and what can be done to improve access and advance health equity.


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